Eilema plana (Boisduval, 1832)
Little White Lichen Moth
(one synonym : Brunia repleta T.P. Lucas, 1890)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eilema plana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species has adult moths with plain wings, that can range in colour from white to pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
    Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
    Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
    Division 7, Part 1 : Lepidopteres (1832), p. 209.


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    (updated 3 April 2014)